A standard operating procedure is a set of step-by-step instructions to help those working on a study to carry out the procedures needed to conduct the study efficiently, to a high standard, and in compliance with relevant regulations.
The PCTU has developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support all those working on studies to carry out study procedures consistently and to a high standard. The SOPs are designed primarily for trials but many also apply to other studies in which participants are recruited.
If you have any queries about training or require information on any SOPs listed below, please contact our QA Lead.
In addition, all those working on PCTU linked studies are expected to undertake Data Security and Protection training (previously Information Governance training). For more information on this, please see the Data Security and Protection page.
For more information on the following, please visit:
Health Research Authority
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
NIHR Research Design Service
Clinical Trials Toolkit